tv ABC World News Tonight With David Muir ABC August 14, 2019 3:30pm-4:00pm PDT
tonight, breaking news. multiple officers shot. the police standoff at this hour. the hostage shootout in philadelphia. >> shots fired at police. >> several officers wounded. fellow officers trying to rush them to safety. the images coming in now. >> an officer is shot, and they're still being shot at. the steep drop on wall street. the worst day of the year, closing down more than 800 points. and the warning sign that has predicted recessions before. president trump saying this is not his trade war with china. new reporting tonight on jeffrey epstein. what the surveillance shows. the severe weather threat as
we come on. tornadoes touching down. drivers rescued from floods. heat alerts from california all the way east. rob hastrk. ist without rape or incest. bullying in american schools. a 12-year-old boy hit and choked by another student. tonight, the family demanding to know why it took 20 minutes to call for help. the dangers of vaping. lung disease in teenagers and young adults linked to vaping. and the officers ordering a driver out of the suv. and the moment police realize who they've surrounded. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a wednesday night. several developing stories. the major drop on wall street, and worries about a possible
recession. but we begin with several scficers sh. philadelphia. the images coming in late today. police called to the scene of an active shooter. s.w.a.t. teams taking position. officers pinned down by the gunfire, several shot. all of this is still unfolding tonight. gio benitez leading u >> reporter: tonight, philadelphia police officers you under siege. a gunman inside a home, the neighborhood on lockdown. the first shots fired around 4:30 p.m. >> we're pinned down. >> reporter: at least six officers shot. you can see the bullets ricocheting off of nearby homes just feet away from the kiovd parked cars. >> we have an officer shot, and they're still being shot at. >> reporter: police seen rushing their wounded brothers out of the line of fire and into cruisers. this officer hit in the leg.
and listen this. >> send additional cars immediately. >> reporter: gunshots heard in the background. all of it playing out on live tv. >> tense >> reporter: the city's elite strike force moving in with an armored vehicle. residented repo residents reporting hearing more than 100 gunshots. >> gio, we're just learning why the officers were responding at that home? >> reporter: that's right. we're learning they were trying to serve a narcotics warrant at that home. police often tell us that serving a warrant is one of the most dangerous operations. we're seeing that play out in philadelphia. david? >> gio, thank you. the other major story, the steep drop on wall street. closing down more than 800 points, and the warning, the key indicator that happened today
that has foreshadowed recessions before. an inverted yield curve, when the yield on a 10-year treasury is lower than the 2-year note. the last time this happened was in 2007, just before the great recession. the dow down more than 3% in one day. president trump tweeting it's not the trade war with china. instead, blaming the fed tonight. so what does this mean for american families? what could a downturn mean for r 401 "k"s and jobs? here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: the worst day for stocks so far this year. negotiations with china stalled. and the protests in hong kong.
tonight, president trump on the defensive. insisting his trade war has not caused the market plunge. tweeting, china is not our problem. our problem is with the fed. but the fed cut interest rates just last month. and the president has backed off his threat to impose new tariffs on more than $300 billion of chinese goods. >> we're doing this just for christmas season. just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on u.s. customers. but so far, they've had virtually none. >> reporter: but the pain already being felt by american farmers. china no longer buying our soybeans. >> a lot of farmers will have to come up with an alternative. >> reporter: and the inverted yield curve, the yield on the ten-year treasury bond dipping below that of. >> if it were to stay in this
condition for three to six months, you will see people start to be more concerned. >> economy is strong, blaming the fed. if they cut the rate again, that doesn't solve china and the other economies that are slowing. >> interest rates are already near historic lows. we live in a global economy. what other countries has an impact. and we're not working together in part because of the trade war. >> rebecca, thank you. we turn next to new reporting on jeffrey epstein. the jail guards now suspected of doctoring log entries. and what this shows involving the workers who were supposed to be watching. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: sources tell abc news camera footage shows two
guards tasked with watching jeffrey epstein did not make their required checks every 30 minutes. the guards are suspected of falsifying log entries, a potential crime. they're now on administrative leave. but the death has not stopped his accusers from seeking justice. a civil suit against four alleged co-conspirators based on a new law taking effect in new york today. the lawsuit names ghislaine maxwell, as well as the recruiter, secretary, and maid. >> they robbed me of my youth, my identity, my innocence, and my self-worth.
>> reporter: courtney wild claims epstein assaulted her as a teenager. she alleges one of his assistants was actively recruiting others. >> jeff wants to know if you can get ahold of so and so. >> reporter: with epstein dead, wild is now pushing to toss out a 2007 agreement made in florida which granted immunity to potential co-conspirators. >> a man and a woman reportedly working overtime at the jail. and one of the alle of the alle a disturbing turn after the shooting in dayton. an obituary of connor betts, calling him funny and articulate, but making no mention of the fact that he
killed so many, including his sister. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: a funeral director posting a glowing obituary of the man who shot people in downtown dayton. calling him a funny, articulate, striking man with striking blue eyes and a kind smile. saying he was an avid reader, a boy scout, and was in marching band. it does not mention that he died at the hands of police after killing nine people. coming a day after police released surveillance video of betts with a sibling and a friend the night of the shooting. that sibling was killed by her brother. and the obituary for her makes no mention of that, either. simply saying megan will be missed immensely. the world is a darker place
without her. the news comes as the man who purchased body armor and a 100-round magazine for betts appeared in court. authorities do not think he helped betts plan the shooting. david, a spokesperson for the funeral home says the obituaries were written by the family who called today asking to take it down. tonight, the family posting an apology. david? >> eva, thank you. next to dangerous weather we're watching at this hour. in the central plains, multiple tornadoes. i-70 closed across kansas. extreme flooding in illinois triggering a water rescue. and scorching heat from florida to california, reaching 115 degrees or more. let's get to rob marciano, live in chicago tonight. hey, rob. >> reporter: so far, so good compared to yesterday in the
midwest. but already a severe thunderstorm watch for eastern colorado, until 9:00 p.m. tonight. and we could see large hail like last night. and the front drifting into the deep south may trigger flash flooding. heat and humidity from it could very well be the hottest day of the year. david? >> rob, thank you. and next to the republican congressman who questioned whether humanity would exist without rape and incest. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: steve king facing new calls to resign after he questioned whether humanity would exist without rape and incest. defending legislation banning almost all abortions when he said this. >> what if it was okay, and what if we went back through all the family trees and pulled those
people out that were products of rape or incest. would there be any population in the world after we did that? >> reporter: king's republican challenger was quick to denounce the remarks. tweeting, the comments and behavior diminish our cause. king has already been condemned for racially charged comments in the past, stripped of his committee seats after comments about white nationalism. but president trump has never distanced himself from king. >> he hasn't commented very much either along the way. >> mary is live in washington tonight. what's the word from the white house tonight? does the president still support him? >> reporter: the president has not weighed in. so far, the white house is not
responding. but tonight, one top republican, liz cheney, says the comments are appalling and bizarre, and it's time for king to go. >> thank you. overseas in hong kong, riot police using tear gas against a crowd. as international tensions remain high. and here at home, the state department is now saying the u.s. is deeply concerned. next to bullying in our schools and the disturbing incident in california. a student hit and apparently choked as a staff member appears to walk by without intervening. the family demanding to know why it took 20 minutes to ask for help. here's matt gutman, and we warn you, this is difficult. >> reporter: the boy, with a red
backpack chokes him, according to a lawsuit filed this week. and that's a teacher walking by. she appears to pause to glance at the scuffle, then moves on. in the 20 minutes before the school called 911, the suit says the boy lost consciousness more than once. this mri taken a year after the incidence shows what neurologyist calls permanent brain damage. the school says it's concerned about the incident, and quickly addresses bullying. the family says it's not seeking criminal charges against the alleged bully, but is demanding a jury trial against the school.
>> matt, thank you. next to the new warning about the vaping epidemic across america. four cases of severe long disease among teenagers and young adults. here's whit johnson. >> reporter: a spike in teens sent to the hospital with breathing problems. this teen rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung. >> it felt like i was having a heart attack. it was extremely scary. >> reporter: he says his doctors told him he made a condition worse by vaping. vaping companies insist their products are a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, and are not for kids. health officials are still
looking for a possible connection in the recent emergencies. >> vaping is causing harm to our kids, and we want the message to be loud and clear. >> reporter: since april, the fda has received 92 reports of seizures after vaping as well. >> thank you. and still ahead on "world news tonight," newly released images. the officer guiding a driver out of the suv. then they realize who they have surrounded. and the cliff collapsing near a group of kayakers. and the family attacked by a wolf while they're camping in their tent. and the prehistoric discovery involving penguins. a lot more news ahead. we'll be right back. i wanted to help protect myself. my doctor recommended eliquis. eliquis is proven to treat and help prevent
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up to triple digit temperatures in some locations. this is a live look now at walnut creek where it's 101 degree. and across the bay, taking a live look from our exploratorium cam in san francisco, 83 degrees. >> nice to be on the water today. the giants, a's game, a reminder that children older fans and fan who have medical conditions need to stay hydrated. drink your water. it's 101 degree in apartment i okay. there were a few people out and about at antioch community parks. there's one person now. but a lot of people were acrossing to stay indoors. thanks for joining us. i'm larry beil. >> i'm ama daetz. eric thomas is live in the east bay where it is the hottest and drew tomb ma and spencer christian are watching an the forecast. >> the heat today. starting with we're going to
give you live doppler 7 showing we have mainly sunny skies everywhere including the coast. records so far for this date, oakland airport, 93. shattering the old record of 88 for this date. sfo93 degrees. shattering the old record of 58. san jose beat the old record by one degree, 97 degrees beating the old record of 96, moffett 94. we're looking at numerous triple temperature readings. morgan hill, fremont, which is not even inland, over in the inland east bay, 103 to 105. up north, clear lake, cloverally and ukiah at or or about 100 degrees. drew tuma has more on the heat. >> this can be very taxing on the body from heat exhaustion to heat stroke. it's for tha